Begad



interjection
(archaic, slang) an emphatic exclamation
Historical Examples

I pathrolled for tin minutes, an’ begad, before ’twas over, I blushed.
Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling

I’ve had thirty years of it and, begad, I’d like to go back again.
The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling

Your London girls would give many a guinea for a bouquet like that—natural flowers, begad!
The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray

So it is; and, begad, I believe you’re the only soul to remember it.
Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Just as much mine as if I jobbed it from Tilbury’s, begad, for thirty pound a month.
The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray

begad, she gave it to him there,—a regular double-headed shot!
The Martins Of Cro’ Martin, Vol. I (of II) Charles James Lever

begad, the Twelfth has no better picture of the officer and the gentleman than this importation from the Foot.
A Trooper Galahad Charles King

I’ve had thirty years of it, and, begad, I’d like to go back again.
Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling

My boy’s wife brings the horse, and begad Pen goes in and wins the plate.
The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanished like a witch, begad, while I was turning to ring the bell!
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch

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